Column: off the record…, vol. 13-597

It’s the end of the year, so it’s time to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments and start thinking about the year that’s ahead of us. It was a bit of a roller coaster in terms of album/no album news and expectations, but there were also other imp…

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Chart moves: U2 return

U2: The band likewise returns to Triple A with “Ordinary Love” at No. 24. It starts on Rock Digital Songs at No. 37 with 7,000 downloads sold. The song appears on the soundtrack to the biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” which was released on Nov. 29, less than a week before former South African President and renowned activist Nelson Mandela died. (Having also been released as a 10-inch vinyl single for the Nov. 29 Black Friday-themed Record Store Day, the track, U2’s first new recording since 2010, debuted last week at No. 1 on Hot Singles Sales with 2,000 sold.)


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